Charlton Heston

1923 - 2008

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Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the title role in Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlton Heston has received more than 9,397,449 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Charlton Heston is the 90th most popular actor (up from 92nd in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from United States (down from 184th in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Actor.

Charlton Heston is most famous for his role as Moses in the film The Ten Commandments.

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Among actors, Charlton Heston ranks 90 out of 10,030Before him are Tom Selleck, Peter Falk, Michael Gambon, Gregory Peck, Buster Keaton, and John Travolta. After him are Gloria Stuart, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Sutherland, Johnny Depp, Rowan Atkinson, and Hedy Lamarr.

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Among people born in 1923, Charlton Heston ranks 7Before him are Henry Kissinger, Maria Callas, Lee Kuan Yew, Shimon Peres, Idi Amin, and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. After him are Wisława Szymborska, Rocky Marciano, Heydar Aliyev, Irma Grese, Italo Calvino, and Roy Lichtenstein. Among people deceased in 2008, Charlton Heston ranks 8Before him are Yves Saint Laurent, Irena Sendler, Edmund Hillary, Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, and Arthur C. Clarke. After him are Suharto, Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Hua Guofeng, and Jørn Utzon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charlton Heston ranks 185 out of 15,968Before him are Chuck Berry (1926), Gregory Peck (1916), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), Billy the Kid (1859), Buster Keaton (1895), and John Travolta (1954). After him are Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Edward Thorndike (1874), Talcott Parsons (1902), Walt Whitman (1819), and David Lynch (1946).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Charlton Heston ranks 45Before him are John Wayne (1907), Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), Gregory Peck (1916), Buster Keaton (1895), and John Travolta (1954). After him are Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Johnny Depp (1963), Tom Cruise (1962), Orson Welles (1915), and Denzel Washington (1954).

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